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continues. the police officers who responded to radio calls about a gunman inside sandy hook elementary school described what happened. >> approaching the scene, there were approximately six children that were running from the scene, which added to our knowledge that, yes, this is real. >> reporter: first responders arrived within minutes of the 911 call that came in the morning of december 14. officers say they broke windows to get inside to search for the shooter. >> i heard the gunfire and i went towards it. >> reporter: investigators say the gunman, adam lanza, shot himself when he heard police coming. police chief michael keho says it was a horrific scene when he reached the part of the school where 20 first graders and six adults were shot and killed. >> i was devastated. absolutely devastated. i had no words. >> reporter: he says it was clear no one in the classroom could be saved. >> you feel a sense of guilt in that you weren't there quick enough to do that. but i also know that our response stopped that threat, and he could not proceed any further. >> reporter: newtown police
. >>> well, social media became a problem in the hours following the sandy hook shooting. connecticut authorities have a stern warning for anyone spreading false information. >> there have been some things in a threatening manner, it is important to know that we have discussed with federal authorities that these issues are crimes, they will be investigated, statewide and federally. and prosecution will take place when people perpetrating this information are identified. >> the officials say the information has been showing up on social media and includes people posing as the shooter and mimicking the crime and the scene. >>> at church services around the nation worshipers prayed for the victims of the connecticut massacre and tried to find comfort in understanding in their faith. ann spoke with parishioners at saint parishioner's kagt lead ral in san francisco. >> it is times like this that our faith is a parent. the important -- is apparent. the important thing is not to lose hope. >> reporter: people with heavy hearts came to church today for comfort and community. >> my heart is f
that relatives are in, quote, a state of disbelief and trying to figure out whatever answers we can. >>> sandy hook elementary school now is on a roster of mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech, just to name a few. there are survivors who still cope with the aftermath and the news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach. it just takes me back to what we felt on april 20, '99, even though it will be 14 years. it's just emotionally -- anyone that was alive during that time or especially at columbine, it just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies are dying. i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to -- we need to learn how to accept each other, live with one another, get back to the basics of being a human being. this one just really, really, really hurts. >> i can't put it into words, how impossible it seems to me that this could happen again, so suddenly, so rapidly. it's disconcerting. again, there's enough controversy out there, that, you know, this is one of the things that i'm still upset enoug
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